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Home Features Ian McPhee: what does it mean to use public money well?
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TAGS Australian National Audit Office, Gary Banks, Ian McFee, John Howard
Australia’s auditor-general offered his thoughts on public administration spending at the Australian Government Leadership Network annual conference in Brisbane.
The answers to some questions are straight forward but the answer to this one is not, as there are many factors that need to come together to deliver outcomes that use public money well.
So let us consider these four components.
The following quotes provide perspectives on the role of government. James Madison, the fourth president of the United States (1809-17) once observed:
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Ian McPhee is Australia's Auditor-General. He has served in numerous roles in the public sector and is a fellow of CPA Australia, the Institute of Chartered Accounts and the Institute of Public Administration Australia.
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